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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Nov 23, 2005 11:03am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: time to move on (dead related)

if you're inclined to write letters of protest to GDM, how about a letter of thanks to some other band you discovered here, letting them know how much you appreciate the archive? *that* is how you keep this from happening again.

Thanks for this perspective snarkus. Very well said.

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Poster: jhender501 Date: Nov 23, 2005 11:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: time to move on (dead related)


Good idea..I've "discovered" Honkytonk Homeslice and Perpetual
Groove since I've been here..great stuff!


Jim

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Poster: SKB4ME Date: Nov 23, 2005 11:42am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: time to move on (dead related)

I wasn't even aware of what was happening until today. I live in the mtns. of NH. and don't own a computer. For me it is a luxury when visiting family and friends who have high speed internet access. A few years ago while living w/ a friend I discovered the archive. Having been a dead head for 18 yrs. and trading tapes through the u.s. mail for years and receiving gifts from taper friends after every tour, I was amazed at the new world that I had discovered.
Within a few days I figured out how to download shows and burn them to disc. It was all very exciting, to say the least.
Back then the dead weren't on the archive and I was mostly listening to tapes and DP's. I discovered a band that now I will see at every opportunity. At first I downloaded a bunch of their shows taped from onstage sources. I hardly knew what this meant. All I knew was that they were the best I had heard in a long time, possibly ever, and I fell in love. I couldn't wait to see them live.
At some point the onstage taping stopped. I started going to their shows and was shocked by the low price of tix. Now I can still get aud. recordings which are often great, but I am more than happy to purchase their shows for a very reasonable price on a web site. The recordings are the best quality, and I feel good about supporting the artists ( assuming that most of the proceeds go to them).
Recently at a show I actually told one of the band members that I felt their tix prices were too low, and I would gladly pay more. OK shoot me. I am not wealthy, and choose to do something that I love instead of chasing the almighty $. It is a choice. However, we all do need to eat, thus my remark to the bandmember.
Now I may be ranting, but my point is that we all have needs that have to be met, and unless I am in another's shoes, and even if that were possible, I still would try my best not to judge. I respect the artist and appreciate what they do. My choice is to support them in any way possible... buying their official releases, attending their shows, and purchasing them online. They move me and I hope to move them as well. It is a mutual exchange of energy, and it always will be.
We were really spoiled for a long time and I certainly took it for granted. Yes it is disappointing what has happened, but look at this as a speed bump in the road and come from a place of love. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Remember, the music will always be out there, and much of it hasn't even been created yet. Appreciate your favorite artists, nurture each other and always let them know you do appreciate what they do.
Peace

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Poster: silk trombone Date: Nov 25, 2005 5:42am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: time to move on (dead related)

What happened to the Dead shows?

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Poster: silk trombone Date: Nov 25, 2005 5:40am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: time to move on (dead related)

I missed the beginning of this - just discovered the archice, have been streaming a 9/26/93 Boston Garden show that a buddy was at, and now hear the stuff is no longer available, but I can still stream that one show. What happened - is it all gone, or just some of it? Is there anywhere else to get, for instance, the '73 RFK show?

Thanks.

(dumb name, I know)

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Nov 25, 2005 6:47am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: time to move on (dead related)

Sorry, the change was very sudden, and just before a holiday, such that no one has had a chance to make FAQ updates on this topic. Meanwhile, here is the relevant announcement:
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=47634

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2005-11-25 14:47:20

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Poster: snarkus Date: Nov 23, 2005 11:33pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: time to move on (dead related)

for what it's worth, i asked jason ricci recently whether he'd seen any effect from being on the archive (we added him last november). he said absolutely yes, that he gets people coming up to him all the time at his shows saying that they'd never heard of him before, but downloaded a show here and loved it. he's a True Believer in the archive. the more people let their favorite bands know, the more True Believers we get.

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